Mistra Indigo - global climate policy instruments

Mistra Indigo: Instrument Design for the Global Climate Mitigation -  a four-year long research program that focused on how climate policies can best be designed at an international level.

The program aimed to analyse economic incentives and policy instruments used in the international climate policy work. The research was divided into four deeply integrated work packages, which in different ways all highlight industry's role for the climate issue.

  • How can a robust trading system for carbon markets be designed in order to make pricing contribute to a real reduction in carbon emissions and becoming part of the global economy?
  • What are the distributional effects of climate policies among countries and in different parts of society?
  • How can the interplay between climate policies and incentives for technology development both work better and prevent market failures for new climate-friendly solutions?
  • What is the role of industry within climate change initiatives and how can companies act strategically, based on different parts of the climate policy?

The focus was on how economic incentives and climate policy instruments should best be designed to pursue and to reinforce efforts done by industry and others.

Mistra Indigo worked closely with policy makers and the program organized a range of workshops, seminars and events where a targeted dialogue between researchers and policy makers at various levels was the primary goal.

The program was financed by Mistra and led by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute in collaboration with the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, and Resources for the Future in Washington DC

Project facts

Mistra Indigo - Instrument Design for Global Climate Mitigation

Project partners
University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law and Resources for the Future, the leading American research centre in Washington DC

Mistra Indigo is financed by Mistra

Website: indigo.ivl.se